The real interest in Trestman centers around his rep for developing QBs and before Emery makes an expensive long term commitment to Cutler I think he wants a guy here who can work with him and either improve his game dramatically or say that it can't be. Trestman has that rep and has HC experience going for him.
I'm not saying Tom Clements isn't a good candidate but I don't believe he's the best candidate is all. The Packers run a WCO style system and I don't see that as being a style that fits Cutler all that well and he's never played in it before so that constitutes another major change for him. The less we have to ask him to adapt to yet another complete overhaul the better.
Besides I think we're both gonna get our wish. If the second interview with McCoy goes well I think he's the guy for a lot of reasons age being one of them. The others are his ability to wrap his offense around the existing talent as he's done in Denver which mean less change of Cutler and maybe Bates sticks around too in order to smooth the transition.
He also has similar skill players in Denver to what he'd have here and he uses his TEs effectively in the passing game and Emery has already made some comments about improving that situation. McCoy will do that and Cutler will benefit from it. I also believe he'd institute a zone blocking scheme like he uses in Denver which would be a better fit for both the lineman we have and for Forte.
The final advantage is that he may be willing to keep the defensive staff intact which is something I believe Emery prefers at least as far as 2013 is concerned. I agree with that approach to it as well. It'll help smooth the transition for the Lovie defenders on the D.
I really think Trestman may have been his fall back in the event the Broncos kept winning. Then McCoy becomes unavailable until well after Emery's self-imposed deadline for the hire and even then with a SB appearance and maybe even a victory is McCoy then harder to get and his other top prospects gone to other teams.
There may be another idea brewing as well and that is for the right $$$ would Trestman consider coming back to the NFL as an OC and work with Cutler? That's not entirely out of the question since I doubt Trestman makes anywhere near as much in the CFL as a top NFL OC gets. It's a maybe at best but it's still a maybe.
I think withing a few days, maybe Thursday at the very latest we're gonna know and it seems to me that Clements is still in the hunt so who knows. Emery isn't anywhere near as predictable as JA became.